On February 16 the entire Dig It! family came together to celebrate the re-opening of our glorious garden.
While the weather was not ideal, the event was a major success. National MP Dr Parmjeet Parmar and members of the Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board were among the guests, and all were impressed by the ambition and beauty of the new gardens.
Local Board member Nerissa Henry was particularly enthusiastic about the garden.
“It’s amazing. I don’t know how to describe it,” she said. “Just every aspect of it, every little thing has been thought about,” Ms Henry said.
Even with the rain, people went outside to explore the gardens and take in all of the new developments.
The event was a chance for Vicky Barrett to offer her gratitude to all of the people who had contributed to the garden’s rebirth.
“The reconstruction of the garden took over one-and-a-half years from design to completion with a budget of $42,000 and the assistance of 50 dedicated volunteers and four part-time staff. I thank all the CCS Disability Action staff who have been a part of this project," she said.
"These community gardens currently offer many people a place to practise their gardening skills, plant produce, learn new skills and share knowledge.
With this wonderful garden Dig It! will continue to grow and evolve in new and exciting ways."
"Without the time, effort, skills, and resources of our volunteers and contributors, we would have never been able to reach this milestone.
On behalf of CCS Disability Action Dig It! I give you my heart-felt thanks for your generous contributions.”
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